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Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
Richard V from: Davis, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 13, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Total Relaxation at Rush Creek
Combine the beautiful park views with peaceful quiet, wonderful food and an outstanding spa experience at Rush Creek Lodge and you may never want to leave. The staff are attentive and friendly and make sure that all your needs and desires are fulfilled.
Published Date: Sep, 11, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 2
Not worth the $$$$$$$
I gave two stars because the building and grounds are beautiful. Since people staying here usually visit Yosemite and spend time hiking and just being outdoors enjoying the park (90 plus degrees), you would think that you could get ice cold drinks on return. For a large lodge (3 floors and two wings) there was one ice machine which did not work, so guests had to walk to the Tavern with the ice bucket; very inconvenient. We could not find cold water anywhere. The hospitality service comes up short. Except for two very nice girls waiting tables in the dining room, the staff was not friendly; more like inconvenienced . The whole staff needs some training. They act and look like they just came from hiking or rock climbing and now they have to work. For our first dining experience we were seated at a table so dark that we could not see the menu. I had to ask for some kind of light. There was nice deck dining, but the only light out there was a little lantern on the table . The food was good but way over priced for this place.
The pool was nice, however, resorts of this type and even less costly than this place usually have some poolside service, especially since they advertise that you can eat in the pool area and there is a poolside bar. Once again, warm water in their water dispensers and a grouchy old man running the bar. Lots of seating and tables available but you had to walk into the Tavern to order and pick up food and drinks. Perhaps their staff numbers are low. If that is the case and they cannot provide the service that they should be providing for $400 - $500, the prices should be lowered.
Also, the mountain atmosphere is beautiful, but the fact that they don't provide TVs in the rooms just doesn't get it. After a full day of outdoor entertainment, some people like to relax in their room and watch a bit of TV. The games provided for in-room entertainment are totally lame and of no interest. The pool is open late which is nice, but the area around the pool is not lit up at all so be careful where you walk.
All in all, this place was a disappointment and definitely not worth the almost $1,000 we spent for two nights. Would not recommend.
- Value: 1
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 1
Marco_Rider from: Marco Island, Florida
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Sep, 11, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Skip the out dated and overly expensive hotels in the park and stay here.
Best hotel we have stayed at near or inside a National Park. This lodge is only a mile from the entrance to Yosemite. Clean rooms, friendly staff, great food, strong WiFi, and fun place to stay. I would highly recommend staying here if you want to experience Yosemite and have a nice room to come back to each night.
Caroline L from: New York, New York, United States
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Awesome hotel, terrific location!
We booked a four day family stay here and LOVED the hotel - we totally recommend it. Great rooms, good food, amazing amenities for kids, excellent pool and hot tub, fun gameroom and the location was perfect. Also they had great wifi which was key - many of our other hotel options did not have good wifi. Super highly recommend.
Also, go to Carlon Falls! It's five minutes away and it's such a terrific hike! One of our favorites of the whole trip, especially because Yosemite was so dry in August.
- Value: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
oceanreef28 from: Arlington, Virginia
Published Date: Aug, 31, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Must Book Tours her with Julia!
We were two families traveling together -- Our tours with Julia were the highlight of our stay. We did the Big Trees Hike & Swim and the Yosemite Valley & Glacier Point tours. She is a fabulous guide -- she grew up in the area and loves Yosemite and the outdoors. She is extremely knowledgeable and is really lovely to be around. Be sure to book Julia for your tours -- you'll be glad you did!!
- Rooms: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 3